Alpha Predator

Cheech -December 29, 2014

Early last year I had some buddies that wanted some flies specifically for musky fishing, and I just happened to have one of those "itches" to tie big flies. I wanted to try something that was 100% synthetic to maximize durability and color ranges the fly could be tied in. The original Alpha Predator was tied very similar to this one, but it was done on a 5/0 Trokar hook. I had it with me one day when we were fishing for bass, so I decided to give it a swim just to check out its action etc. Long story short the bass wouldn't leave it alone that day, and I knew I had a winner. It has since been to many destinations (both salt and fresh water) and it doesn't fail to attract fish. I really think the all-star of this pattern is the flash-n-slinky fibers. They have surprising movement in the water for being synthetic fibers, and they are extremely durable. If I'm tying a fly with long fibers I usually pick flash-n-slinky or Steve Farrar UV blend . One modification I make to this fly is I'll add a collar of bucktail right behind the bruiser blend if I'm tying in 4/0 or larger.


~ Cheech

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook - 1/0
  • Thread: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - White
  • Body: Flash 'N Slinky - Anchovy
  • Body: Flash 'N Slinky - Dark Purple
  • Flash: Holographic Flashabou - Purple - 6999
  • Flash: Holographic Flashabou - Black - 6997
  • Collar: Palmer Chenille - Pearl - Medium
  • Head: Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing - Purple
  • Head: Bruiser Blend Dubbing - Cream
  • Eyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes - Ice (Silver) - 8mm
  • Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
  • Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
  • Tools Used: Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing

Bruiser Blend Dubbing

$2.95
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille

Palmer Chenille

$3.25
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes

Fish Skull Living Eyes

$3.75
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

$16.99
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

$3.25
Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing
Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing
Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing

Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing

$2.99
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

$16.99
Holographic Flashabou
Holographic Flashabou
Holographic Flashabou

Holographic Flashabou

$4.99
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky

Flash 'N Slinky

$6.99
Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook
Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook

Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook

$7.50

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